Magistrate, Prosecutor fail to turn-up for MDC Director-General bail hearing

Shonhe, who is facing trumped-up allegations, was granted a US$500.00 bail by magistrate, Jackie Munyonga at the Harare Magistrates Courts on Thursday. However, the Attorney-Generals Office through prosecutor, Allen Masiya, invoked Section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act blocking the release of Shone.

Munyonga then deferred the matter to today. However, both Munyonga and Masiya were not present at the courts as they were alleged to be attending a workshop. Shonhe who is detained at Harare Remand Prison also failed to appear before court as prison officials alleged that they had no fuel.The matter has since been postponed to Monday. There is clear lack of sincerity on the part of certain players in the inclusive government who are bent on perpetuating the old order of injustice and none accountability.
It is the MDCs view that the continued victimisation of MDC activists and other human rights campaigners such as WOZA clearly causes a major threat to the efforts of the progressive forces in the inclusive government.
The MDC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of its Director-General.

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